RTA completes construction of Al Quoz Bus Depot with 102 rooms
The facility includes residential quarter to accommodate 368 drivers, food court for 120 individuals, clinic, rest area, plaza, gym
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed construction work on Al Quoz Bus Depot to support the daily movement of buses in the emirate.
The new facility, which complements other bus depots at Jebel Ali, Al-Khawaneej, Al Ruwayyah, Al Aweer and Al Qusais, serves buses operating on 24 routes all over Dubai.
HE Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of #RTA, visits Al Quoz Bus Depot to inspect the operational readiness of the depot where employees, engineers, technicians and drivers were deployed in various capacities. pic.twitter.com/tRQx4g3rPU— RTA (@rta_dubai) June 20, 2020
HE Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA reviewed the operational readiness of the depot during a visit. Al Tayer was briefed about the components of the station, which includes a residential quarter comprising 102 rooms to accommodate 368 drivers, food court for 120 individuals, clinic, rest area, plaza, and gym.
RTA has deployed employees, engineers, technicians, and drivers in various capacities at the bus depot.
According to Al Tayer the construction of the depot “complements RTA’s efforts to upgrade the infrastructure of mass transport to encourage people to use public transit means in their daily movement”.
The depot has an 18-bay workshop for electromechanical maintenance, air-conditioning, oil, and tyres. It is equipped with two hydraulic cranes, brakes testing area, and a painting corner as well as automatic doors to protect the area against dust and water.
The facility also has an area for automatic and manual wash area that is linked to a system to filter and recycle the washing water.
Additionally, the depot has a parking area to accommodate 273 buses in addition to offices for employees and technical staff.
Al Tayer said that all RTA bus depots were built and operated at the highest international safety standards.
He added: “It will also boost the integration of multi-modal transport, reduce the operational cost of buses, and meet the needs of Expo2020 bus service, which will accordingly ease the mobility of visitors and organisers.”